WWF: The Doomsday PR Machine
On the other hand, the WWF's 2030 date dovetails remarkably well with another type of apocalypse that may be coming due soon. Based on this infamous moment during a Congressional budget debate back on February 17th, our economy itself only has less than 20 years to live, thanks to a different kind of out-of-control unsustainable growth:
TIM GEITHNER: You could have taken [the chart] out [to the year] 3000 or to 4000. [Laughs]
PAUL RYAN: Yeah, right. We cut it off at the end of the century because the economy, according to the CBO, shuts down in 2027 on this path.
How do we make ends meet during the three year gap between 2027 and the WWF's 2030 eco-apocalypse?
Of course, if it's a financial doomsday we want to envision, we needn't wait at all. Unlike the WWF's nightmarish fantasies, we can simply visit Greece, Detroit, Bell, California (or heck, just simply California), and numerous other deep Blue regions to see this Keynesian-built Apocalypse Now.
Perhaps Julia could accompany us on our next visit.